The senate and presidential elections may be grabbing attention, but Oak Ridge City Council and School Board candidates will also be on the ballot, Nov. 3.

For City Council, voters in any part of Oak Ridge can choose three candidates out of a list of four, or write in a candidate. The ballot, available on lists incumbents Jim Dodson, Derrick Hammond and Charles “Chuck” Hope, as well as newcomer Edward Jackson Jr.

For Oak Ridge Board of Education, the race is less contested. Voters can choose two candidates, and only two names will appear on the ballot, incumbents Angi Agle and Keys Fillauer. As with all the races, however, voters may choose a write-in.

Incumbent Robert A. McNees III is running unopposed for city judge.

State races

Two seats for Tennessee House of Representatives will be on the ballot. Republican John D. Ragan will be running unopposed for Tennessee House of Representatives, District 33.

Dennis Powers will be running against C.J. Mitchell for Tennessee House of Representatives, District 36.


For U.S. House of Representatives in the Third District, which includes Oak Ridge, Republican incumbent Chuck Fleishmann will run against Democrat Meg Gorman and independents Amber Hysell and Keith Douglas Switzer.


For U.S. Senate, Republican Bill Hagerty will be running against Democrat Marquita Bradshaw for U.S. Senate.

Many independent candidates will be joining them on the ballot: Yomi “Fapas” Fapasuri Sr., Jeffrey Alan Grunau, Ronnie Hensley, G. Dean Hill, Steven J. Hooper, Aaron James, Elizabeth McLeod, Kacey Morgan, Eric William Stansberry.


For president and vice president of the United States, Donald J. Trump and Vice President Michael R. Pence will face off against Joseph R. Biden and Kamala D. Harris.

Various other candidates will appear on the Anderson County ballot for that race including Don Blankenship, Roque “Rocky” de la Fuente, Howie Hawkins, Jo Jorgensen, Alyson Kennedy, Gloria La Riva and Kanye West.

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